DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Bryce J. Lever, 26, of 105A State St., Rennselaer Falls, with driving while intoxicated and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 1 a.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on Andrews Street. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes a driving while intoxicated count.
ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged Christopher J. Miller, 32, of 146 Center St., Apt. 8, Massena, with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday on Highland Road. He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released after posting $1,500 bail.
The charges stemmed from an incident on the afternoon of May 21 when Miller was involved in a physical confrontation with his brother, Bradley OShea. He reportedly threatened OShea with a six-inch steak knife, slammed OSheas head through the living room wall and bit his brother on the chin.
Mr. OShea, in his statement to police, said he is on felony probation and was concerned that his brother had drug paraphernalia at their residence. ... I told Christopher that I do not want to get in trouble and that I didnt want drugs in the apartment. I tried to get into Christophers bedroom so I could take his marijuana pipe and throw it away, he said.
He told police Miller responded by going into the kitchen, grabbing a knife and issuing a warning. He said his brother told him, If you go into my room, Im going to stab you, Mr. OShea noted in his statement.
He said he then opted to attempt to de-escalate the situation by going into the living room to get his keys with plans to leave the apartment. He said his brother followed him into the living room, started pushing him, bit him on the chin, shoved his head into the wall and then when he fell to the floor placing him in a choke hold and applying increasing pressure.
PAROLE WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Lacey L. Yekel, 23, of 54 Perkins Road, Massena, on a parole warrant at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday on Howard Street. She was transported to the St. Lawrence County Correctional by the sheriffs department and is being held on a parole detainer.
Yekel had been sentenced to 18 months in state prison for a fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance conviction. She had been released from the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills on March 13 after entering the state correctional system on July 23, 2012. She had a maximum expiration date on her sentence of August 2013 and her post=release supervision condition was scheduled to expire on March 13, 2014.
FALSE INSTRUMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Patrick W. Smith Jr., 28, of 146 East Orvis St., Massena, with second-degree filing a false instrument for filing. He allegedly failed to disclose numerous domestic dispute incidents and contacts with the police when he was filling out a pistol permit application.
ARREST WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Tanya L. Mathie, 23, of Perkins Road, Massena, on an arrest warrant held by the St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department. Police said Perkins was picked up at 5 p.m. Tuesday and transported to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility pending arraignment.
BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Katie M. Mattison, 21, of 78 Beech St., Massena, on a bench warrant at 2:58 p.m. Tuesday. The warrant alleged she had failed to report to probation as directed after being released under probation supervision on charges of second-degree trespass, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. Probation officials, in a uniform court report filed April 3, said Mattison had missed nine appointments with her probation officer between Nov. 21 and March 29, meeting with her probation office just twice in that time frame. She was arraigned on the warrant by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 cash.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Guy J. Warner, 48, of 28 Pine St., Massena, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed him for failure to use designated lane following a traffic stop at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Maple Street.
INADEQUATE TAIL LAMPS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Belva M. Mason, 31, of Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg, for operation of a vehicle with inadequate tail lamps at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday on East Orvis Street.